Our July Energy Newsletter is out.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Veteran LED / QuipTech team is Joint Venturing with 2 other firms to submit energy efficiency technologies to the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research Contract.
Topics include: Energy Storage, Metering and Reporting, Measurement and Verification, Solar, and HVAC / Controls technologies.
Through AI / Machine Learning and continuous diagnosis of building and systems performance, our technologies learn to work faster and more efficient each day, while implementing real time energy saving measures.
This submission alone is an important milestone for the company, showing not only our ability to form teams and alliances across multiple spectrums, but to uniquely offer energy management solutions to the public sector that solve real-time issues.
Our goal is to meet the needs of the government, streamline the procurement and implementation process, reduce carbon emissions, and save tax payer dollars on wasted energy.
Stay tuned for further updates regarding this topic and more. As always we thank our community of supporters for the continuous encouragement and we look forward to bringing you more news to come!
Last week the SCC approved 11 new energy efficiency programs proposed by Virginia’s powerhouse utility, Dominion Energy, totaling $225M to be spent over the next 5 years. Never before have all programs proposed been approved. Big thanks to the VAEEC and ACEEE for advocating on our behalf and enriching our offerings to Dominion customers. Read Rachel Golds blog post to learn how we stack up against other South East states.
Preparing for the busy summer season, this motorcycle shop turned a dim situation into a glistening energy efficient showroom, spotlighting their beautiful inventory of motorcycles and ATV’s.
Energy efficiency rebate programs are one of the many driving forces of energy efficiency adoption across Virginia and many other states throughout the country. As of May 2, 2019 the VSCC has approved Dominions filings for 11 energy efficiency programs (6-residential, 5 non-residential) totaling $225.8M over the next 5 years. This commitment will count towards the requirement of the 2018 Grid Transformation and Security Act of $870M in energy efficiency programs between July 1, 2018 - July 1, 2028. This ruling is a huge milestone for Virginians and their businesses to not only save money on their utility bills, but to significantly reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact.
Dominion Energy customers in Virginia have not had access to EE rebate programs since December 2018 pending SCC filings, and are likely to not have access until on or about September of this year. EE rebate programs have helped VLED customers save roughly 20% on LED lighting projects specifically, helping ease the pain of up-front capital costs (which our financing options can help with as well).
We like to think of EE rebates as being “icing on the cake” complied with energy savings, avoided maintenance costs, reduced environmental impact, tax deductions and more, but they certainly provide our clients with a call to action on implementing conservation measures.
With that being said, VLED is currently back logging projects to begin once program details are released this year (programs technically start July 1, but may not be available until September or after). Due to scheduling and logistics, we highly recommend booking an appointment with one of our energy managers to discuss your energy efficiency needs while funding lasts. Call 804-562-8606 now to schedule your FREE ENERGY CONSULTATION.
During this months newsletter, Veteran LED Celebrates 5 years in business, Founder Chris Rawlings writes an Op-Ed on the Green New Deal, and the Energy Sense Podcast is born.
Massive lamp and ballast failures, poor light levels, and hefty maintenance costs. These are just some of the reasons Chesapeake Rim and Wheel reached out to Veteran LED for support. Now armed with a maintenance free 10 year warranty product, this local parts distributor can get back to doing what they do best while capturing over $7,000 in annual savings!
Veteran LED welcomes new team members as the southeast expansion continues and releases new information out of Virginia from powerhouse utility, Dominion Energy.
Lights failed. Buzzy fluorescents annoyed. Metal halides in the gym took forever to warm up and strained the utility bills. And for better safety, Millwood School in Midlothian, Virginia, needed brighter and more reliable outdoor fixtures.
But a complete campus upgrade to LED seemed out of reach. “I don’t have $80,000 to spend on lights in one year,” Head of School Chris Ryan says. But then he connected with Chris Rawlings of Veteran LED.
Millwood discovered that it could cut its monthly energy bills, freeing up cash. On top of that, Veteran LED financed the project and helped find an $18,000 rebate from Dominion Energy. Millwood was cash flow positive in month one.
How did things turn out? Watch the story of how it all came together — and how Millwood is poised to save $100,000 over the next five years.
I’m sending this month’s energy newsletter from Dallas, where I arrived earlier this week for the Veteran EDGE conference.
Veteran EDGE is the annual conference put on by Syracuse Universities Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF). Founded in 2007, this institute has played a critical role in developing programs aimed at assisting vetrepreneurs, such as the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans (EBV) Program I attended at affiliate university, Florida State, in 2014.. As a veteran who’s learned so much from the IVMF staff and programs, I was honored to be asked to participate on a panel of entrepreneurs to encourage, guide and educate veteran and military spouse business owners.
I hope you enjoy this monthly update and as always please subscribe if you haven’t already! We thank you for your continued support!
$70,000 — That’s how much Grace Bible Church will save in the next 10 years by transforming its exterior lighting with Veteran LED.
Project targets and goals included:
ROI - 20 Months
70 Percent Energy Reduction
Increased Curb Appeal, Located on Busy Highway
Increased Security for Staff, Members and Guests
More Favorable Light Distribution
In this blog, our Founder Chris Rawlings talks about the Lighting As-A-Service model (LaaS), the difference between “Lease Buy Backs”, and what “Off balance sheet” means for 2019!
Every year Veteran LED likes to thank our customers and partners for supporting us and our mission. From the first day we meet new clients we strive to bring value, form long lasting relationships, and to continuously grow as leaders in the C&I energy market. We believe it is just as important to recognize the work our customers and vendors put in year around as well. We would not be here without their support and we look forward to many more years of working with all of them.